Raspberry Pi

"TEACH, LEARN AND MAKE WITH RASPBERRY PI"

Announcement / Release
February 29, 2012
Birth Place
Cambridge, England, Afghanistan

About

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. TheRaspberry Pi is manufactured in two board configurations through licensed manufacturing deals with Newark element14 (Premier Farnell), RS Components and Egoman. These companies sell the Raspberry Pi online. Egoman produces a version for distribution solely in China and Taiwan, which can be distinguished from other Pis by their red coloring and lack of FCC/CE marks. The hardware is the same across allmanufacturers. The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and was originally shipped with 256 megabytes of RAM, later upgradedto 512 MB. It does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, but uses an SD card for bootingand persistent storage.The Foundation provides Debian and Arch Linux ARM distributions for download. Tools are available for Python as the main programming language, with support for BBC BASIC (via the RISC OS image or the Brandy Basic clone for Linux), C, Java and Perl.

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